Shatter welcomes EU Commission’s Rule of Law proposals
Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter TD welcomed the EU Commission’s proposals for a three-stage Rule of Law Framework which were published on Tuesday (11 March 2014).
Statement by Minister Shatter following the death of Mrs. Christine Buckley
Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, has paid tribute to Mrs. Christine Buckley who today passed away following a long illness.
Statement by the Taoiseach on the Meeting of the European Council in Brussels
Next week’s meeting of the European Council was originally scheduled to be the first of 2014. However, as you are aware, an extraordinary meeting of EU Heads of State and Government was called in Brussels last week to discuss the deeply worrying situation in Ukraine.
Minister Shatter announces appointment of Garda Confidential Recipient
The Cabinet today agreed to the proposal of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence that he appoint Retired District Court Judge Mr Patrick McMahon to the position of Confidential Recipient under Regulation 6 of the Garda Síochána (Confidential Reporting of Malpractice) Regulations 2007.
Seanad Adjournment Debate - Speech by Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd TD on behalf of Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence – The need to outline structures in place to deal with sexual offenders in prisons and communities
The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline what structures he has in place to deal with sexual offenders in our prisons and in our communities and to what extent co-operation from the offender is mandatory
Statement by Minister Alan Shatter on the Garda Inspectorate Report
On 14th May last, I referred to the Garda Inspectorate the O’Mahoney Report and the Garda Professional Standards Unit Report into the Fixed Charge Notice issue. I set out and provided to the Garda Inspectorate seven principles which I believed should inform the operation of the Fixed Charge Processing System:
Minister Shatter announces Humanitarian Admission Programme to assist vulnerable persons suffering in Syria and surrounding countries
In response to an approach by members of the Syrian community in Ireland and in light of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, TD today announced that he is putting in place an immigration based humanitarian admission programme with a view to providing some further assistance to vulnerable persons affected by the conflict in the region.
Statement by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar
Speaking today, Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar said: “I welcome the High Court ruling which should allow the State airports to operate normal services this Friday. I have said on a number of occasions that the strike should have been deferred given that the Expert Panel is currently engaging with all parties involved in the dispute.”
Varadkar announces €620K for Dublin tourism trail aimed at international visitors
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has announced €620,000 to further develop several key tourism attractions in Dublin, the restoration of the historic church bell which was the first Catholic Bell to ring in Dublin in breach of the Penal Laws.
Cannon to represent Government at St Pat’s for All parade in NYC
Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for Education and Skills, Ciaran Cannon TD, will tomorrow (Sunday) represent the Government at the St Pat’s for All parade in New York city. The annual event, which includes LGBT groups, community groups, children's bands, Irish organisations and religious and civic groups, celebrates the Irish community in New York.